Workers in Manufacturing, by sex

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Data for 1841 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 579 Show data context 11 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 5,194 Show data context 2,648 Show data context
Wood and paper 229 Show data context 31 Show data context
Chemicals 64 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 1,240 Show data context 6 Show data context
High tech. 313 Show data context 2 Show data context
Other 332 Show data context 192 Show data context
Data for 1861 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 591 Show data context 41 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 4,580 Show data context 4,976 Show data context
Wood and paper 321 Show data context 97 Show data context
Chemicals 234 Show data context 6 Show data context
Low tech 2,527 Show data context 25 Show data context
High tech. 668 Show data context 0 Show data context
Other 253 Show data context 100 Show data context
Data for 1881 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 574 Show data context 44 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 3,569 Show data context 4,034 Show data context
Wood and paper 343 Show data context 144 Show data context
Chemicals 256 Show data context 9 Show data context
Low tech 2,340 Show data context 30 Show data context
High tech. 782 Show data context 7 Show data context
Other 632 Show data context 76 Show data context
Data for 1911 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 333 Show data context 82 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 926 Show data context 1,606 Show data context
Wood and paper 324 Show data context 81 Show data context
Chemicals 223 Show data context 79 Show data context
Low tech 1,322 Show data context 85 Show data context
High tech. 619 Show data context 5 Show data context
Other 467 Show data context 108 Show data context
Data for 1931 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 385 Show data context 201 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 566 Show data context 833 Show data context
Wood and paper 669 Show data context 99 Show data context
Chemicals 397 Show data context 174 Show data context
Low tech 1,610 Show data context 207 Show data context
High tech. 821 Show data context 63 Show data context
Other 317 Show data context 93 Show data context
Data for 1951 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 500 Show data context 240 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 286 Show data context 549 Show data context
Wood and paper 679 Show data context 109 Show data context
Chemicals 835 Show data context 320 Show data context
Low tech 1,713 Show data context 449 Show data context
High tech. 1,069 Show data context 79 Show data context
Other 283 Show data context 106 Show data context
Data for 1971 Sex
2011 Classification of Manufacturing Male Female
Food & drink 716 Show data context 609 Show data context
Textiles & clothing 159 Show data context 547 Show data context
Wood and paper 604 Show data context 126 Show data context
Chemicals 1,557 Show data context 178 Show data context
Low tech 1,784 Show data context 472 Show data context
High tech. 530 Show data context 96 Show data context
Other 183 Show data context 41 Show data context
Date: Source:
1841 1841 Census of Great Britain, Occupations, Table [1] , 'Occupation Abstract'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 17 , 'Occupations of Males aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1861 1861 Census of England and Wales, Ages, Table 18 , 'Occupations of Females aged 20 Years and upwards in Districts'
1881 - 1991 Census of Population
1971 1971 Census of England and Wales, Economic activity County Leaflets, Table 3 , 'Industry and status by area of workplace and sex', for 'County, county boroughs, urban areas with populations of 50,000 or more, conurbation centres'

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Our presentation of long-run trends in economic activity is based around the 2007 Standard Industrial Classification, but in that Manufacturing is treated as just one of twenty-one "Sections". Earlier classifications provide far more detail of manufacturing, so to present some of that detail in long-run perspective here we use a seven-way sub-classification of manufacturing used by the 2011 Census of England and Wales (unfortunately equivalent detail is not available from the Scottish 2011 census). "High-tech" i...


ncludes electronics and aircraft manufacture, but also cars, shipbuilding and making any kind of machinery. Here we break the numbers in each industry down by gender, but this is not possible with the 2011 data, only with the re-districted and re-classified historical statisics.

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GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Stirling District through time | Industry Statistics | Workers in Manufacturing, by sex, A Vision of Britain through Time.

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Date accessed: 24th October 2020